Mary Larimer, PhD

Personal Statement

I have been a member of the department faculty since 1995. My research and clinical interests include 1) prevention and treatment of alcohol and drug problems among adolescents and young adults (with a particular focus on college drinking prevention), 2) prediction of initiation of drinking and trajectories of alcohol and substance use during emerging adulthood, 3) co-morbidity of substance use with depression, suicide, trauma, PTSD, disordered eating, and gambling problems, 4) evaluation of housing and treatment programs for chronically homeless and incarcerated individuals and 5) dissemination of evidence-based prevention and treatment approaches into clinical, school, and work-site settings. I have published more than 100 articles and book chapters on these topics.​


Univ. of Washington, Psychology Medical education, 1992
UW - Neuropsychology & Geriatrics Teaching Appointment
UW - Addictive Behaviors Research Center Fellowship, Addictive Behaviors Research
Brown University Internship, Clinical Psychology

Department Affiliations

Recent Publications

College students' virtual and in-person drinking contexts during the COVID-19 pandemic.
(2022 Nov)
Alcohol Clin Exp Res 46(11): 2089-2102
Hultgren BA, Smith-LeCavalier KN, Canning JR, Jaffe AE, Kim IS, Cegielski VI, Garcia TA, Larimer ME

Daily level predictors of impaired driving behaviors in young adults: Protocol design for utilizing daily assessments.
PLoS One 17(9): e0275190
Hultgren BA, Guttmannova K, Lee CM, Acuna D, Cooper RL, Kilmer JR, Cadigan JM, Calhoun BH, Larimer ME

Posttraumatic stress symptoms and substance use among college students: Exploring interactions with sleep quality and assigned sex.
(2023 Jan)
Addict Behav 136(): 107482
Lehinger EA, Graupensperger S, Song F, Hultgren BA, Jackson D, Larimer ME

Brief Alcohol Interventions are Effective through 6 Months: Findings from Marginalized Zero-inflated Poisson and Negative Binomial Models in a Two-step IPD Meta-analysis.
(2022 Aug 17)
Prev Sci
Mun EY, Zhou Z, Huh D, Tan L, Li D, Tanner-Smith EE, Walters ST, Larimer ME

Repeated Assessment of Alcohol Use and Perceived Norms Among College Students Who Drink: Comparisons to a Minimal Assessment at 12-Month Follow-Up.
(2022 Jul)
J Stud Alcohol Drugs 83(4): 588-595
Graupensperger S, Schultz NR, Lewis M, Kilmer J, Larimer M

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